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#21 Mike Ratelle
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 203
Year: 5th Year Senior
Hometown: Edina, Minn.
High School: St. Thomas Academy
Experience: 3 Letters
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2013 — Had one punt return for five yards and made seven tackles, five of the solo, against San Diego ... returned a punt for two yards, made an interception and had six tackles, five of them solo, in win over Dayton ... returned six punts for 18 yards with a long of 13 yards and made eight tackles, five solo and one for a loss of seven yards, and broke up two passes in win over Morehead State ... returned three punts for 32 yards with a long of 19 yards, made four tackles, two of them solo, and broke up one pass in win over Valparaiso ... had one punt return for 16 yards and two kick returns for 28 yards, with a long of 21 yards against Butler... made 10 tackles, five solo and five assists, and broke up two passes in that game ... made five tackles, four solo, in the win at Davidson and also returned three punts for 14 yards ... had seven tackles, four of them solo, a one-yard punt return, a 12-yard kick return and a forced fumble in win over Jacksonville ... made six tackles at Mercer ... had one tackle in the win over Indianapolis ... returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter of the loss at No. 9 UNI and added seven tackles, six of them solo ... had four tackles, two solo, an interception and two break-ups against Grand View ... his interception came at the goal line to end the first half ... also returned five punts for 18 yards.

2012 — Named a team captain prior to the start of the 2013 as well as earning preseason all-PFL honors … was named to the 2012 All-PFL second team … had 44 tackles, 27 solo, with two interceptions … returned 11 kickoffs for a 24.5-yard average with a touchdown … earned CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District team honors in 2012 and was named to the PFL All-Academic squad … posted three tackles (1 solo) and a tackle for loss in win at Jacksonville … contributed six solo tackles along with a 32-yard punt return in win versus Butler … had a 48-yard punt return along with four solo tackles in loss at Dayton … took the opening kickoff 88-yards for a touchdown along with a sack in eight tackles (2 solo) in win at Valparaiso … recorded an interception for a 33-yard return along with six tackles (3 solo) in win versus San Diego … grabbed an interception return on top of seven tackles (four solo) in loss versus Montana State … collected four tackles, along with a 42 yard kickoff return in win versus Grand View.  

2011 — Started in all 11 games helping anchor the defense...given team Hammer Award for special teams at annual Channing Smith Banquet … posted an interception and six solo tackles in win versus Dayton … blocked punt that was recovered by Drake along with seven tackles in win at Marist …had five tackles in loss at San Diego … recorded a career-high twelve tackles with 10 solo in win at Morehead State … garnered seven tackles and a forced fumble in win versus Campbell … contributed seven tackles in win at Butler and seven tackles (six solo) with two pass breakups in win versus Missouri S&T … collected five tackles in win versus Grand View … recorded four solo tackles at North Dakota.

2010 — Played in five games and started four, and posted 29 tackles (21 solo) and a team-leading three interceptions … had two interceptions and eight tackles in season-ending win versus Butler (11/13) … made five tackles at Dayton (11/6) … recorded an interception and eight tackles in win versus San Diego (10/30) … had seven tackles (6 solo) in first collegiate start in loss to Lehigh (9/4).

2009 — Redshirted.

Prep — Led St. Thomas Academy (Edina, Minn.) to section championship and state football quarterfinals...named all-conference and all-state honorable mention as senior captain...also named all-conference in basketball.

Personal — Finance and accounting major...named to 2009, '10, '11 and 2012 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll...son of John and Mary Ratelle...mother is a Drake graduate...born in February, 1991.